Hope Reborn on Dr Michael Brown’s Line of Fire

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A few days ago Dr Michael L Brown interviewed me on his radio show, The Line of Fire. We spoke about Hope Reborn, and he mentioned he had sent a copy to a listener who had called in wanting to become a Christian.I really enjoyed our conversation, and I trust you will too: … [Read more...]

Will YOU offer the gift of Hope?

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It has started to happen. People have been buying copies of Hope Reborn to give away, and as a result some people have become Christians. Today I received the following DM on Twitter: "Encouragement! I've given 2 copies of Hope Reborn to 2 Alpha graduates. Both gave their lives to Jesus after reading half the book! Thanks." This is so exciting to hear.We gave away a copy of our new book Hope Reborn to everyone at Jubilee Church, London because we wanted to help anyone who wasn't sure they … [Read more...]

Revelation TV interview: my story and Hope Reborn

I found filming this interview very emotional. Indeed, at one point I was close to tears. I was asked to share my testimony of conversion, and we spoke about the role that my tent preaching grandfather and prophecy had in shaping my life and ministry. When we turned to discuss Hope Reborn, it struck me that this book, probably more than anything else I have done so far, fulfills the prophetic charge my grandfather gave me.This video should help you understand the goals behind Hope Reborn a … [Read more...]

Piper responds to Patheos authors’ disagreement over Romans 7

John Piper has responded to what he calls our "gracious demurring" on the man of Romans 7 during the conference here and here, and my previous post on the subject.I love that he took the time to explain his position further, and that we are all able to discuss these matters as brothers and friends.  He is totally right when he says: I doubt that when it comes to a positive description of what the Christian life should be, and what it normally is, the three of us would differ significantly. I … [Read more...]

“The church is looking for better methods, God is looking for better men”

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E.M. Bounds was not overly enamored with church growth methods or management techniques. He believed real power comes from a different source: the Holy Spirit anointing a man. Those who want to reject the celebrity preacher culture do need to beware that they don't also reject the way God works by raising up men to do his work: We are constantly on a stretch, if not on a strain, to devise new methods, new plans, new organizations to advance the Church and secure enlargement and efficiency for … [Read more...]

Interview about Hope Reborn at Desiring God National Conference

One of the joys of attending Desiring God was meeting a number of brothers and sisters. Christians are part of the family of God. One pastor who runs a podcast took the opportunity to record a quick interview with me about Hope Reborn. You can listen right here:download Buy in the USA from Christianbook.com Buy in the UK from 10ofthose.com … [Read more...]

In London? Go to Wembley and see Love Beyond Musical TONIGHT

Thanks to the kindness of the organizers, I was able to attend last night's performance of the musical Love Beyond in which the Bible gets the West End treatment. I went with six children (no, I haven't had another kid, one of them just brought a friend!). Their ages went from 17 down to 7, and they all loved it. Even though it went on until late, they were humming some of the tunes on the way home. It was well worth the additional challenge of getting them up for school this … [Read more...]

Does real hope only belong to the Christians?

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As a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry, I learned a lot about hope. Hopelessness is intimately linked with depression, which causes incalculable misery. Hope can be destroyed by unemployment, a terminal illness, or the death of a loved one. Mental and even physical illness can be the result of shattered dreams. When someone feels their hope is entirely lost, they may sometimes even become suicidal.Hope can also be easily manipulated. Clinical trials have demonstrated that some people … [Read more...]

Suicide Prevention: What the Church can do

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This month’s Patheos Book Club includes the book, “Preventing Suicide: A Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors.” By Karen Mason.It is a timely book, and an important book. It has been encouraging to me to see a significant shift in the approach of the Christian community to issues of mental health in recent years.  So, for example, in a recent survey of 1000 Protestant pastors conducted by Lifeway showed 0% of their sample believed medication should never be used to treat me … [Read more...]

Could Piper be wrong about the man in Romans 7 and does it matter?

The three sessions in Romans with John Piper yesterday were food for the soul. They were enjoyable, engaging, and illuminating. In fact they were life-changing.  Nothing I am going to say in this article should in an way take away from that. And I would urge everyone reading this article to take the time to watch the entire series of five talks from this conference online. Three of them are available already:Scripture: The Kindling of Christian Hedonism Free from Judgment, Fighting Sin, … [Read more...]


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